God makes it possible to move from fear to victory.
We may experience fear as we sit in the ER or surgery waiting room, waiting for a doctor to report on a loved one. But we pray and have faith things will be all right. Still, a nagging uneasiness bothers us, and the what-if questions come to mind. What if I’m wrong? What if it’s not the Lord’s will to answer my request the way I want? What if it’s cancer?
Thinking about the what ifs is not always a sign of weak faith but can be an unwelcome reality check. The father in Jesus’ story asked Jesus to help his unbelief. He believed in what Jesus was capable of, but he had watched the Devil try to destroy his son for many years. He’d been disappointed by doctors and Jesus’ disciples because they couldn’t cast out the evil spirit.
When we see the opposite of what we’re praying for taking place, we need help to believe. Sometimes, this means letting others help us—folks with more faith than we can muster.
We can face days, weeks, or even years when we think God has forgotten us. We wonder if He is finished with us or will ever answer our prayer. We spend a lot of time in anguish and uncertainty, but suddenly God gives us the victory He has prepared for us.
The doctor gives us good news, or God’s answer comes in ways we never thought possible. God never forgets any of His children. He will never forsake us, bail out of a fight with the Devil, or let the Devil defeat us. How sweet it is to move from fear to victory.
What steps can you take to move from fear to victory?
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Andy Hollifield is a Baptist preacher, evangelist, former pastor, writer, blogger, and missionary. He has been in ministry since 1986. He is the founder and director of H.O.P.E. Ministries in Candler, NC. He, along with his wife and son, are heavily involved in various mission activities.